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Flo TV Personal Television

Techstination feature for Monday, November 23, 2009

A portable TV for your pocket. So what's so new about that? I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Pocket sized TVs have been around for a long time. But if you have an old one, don't try to use it now. The switch by broadcasters to digital TV signals has made them useless. New models have tuners that can receive digital TV signals. Qualcomm has been selling its Flo TV technology to mobile carriers like Verizon Wireless and AT&T. And now it is out with its own pocket sized Flo TV Personal TV. Director of product management Michael Hirsch...

"It has a three and a half inch touchscreen and it's got integrated stereo speakers as well as a built in adjustable stand."

One advantage is FloTV includes some non-broadcast channels like MTV, ESPN and Nickelodeon. And while the 250 dollar price includes six months of service...after that it will cost you about fifteen dollars a month. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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